There are various bat species that can use this bat box, this depends on the species that occur locally and where the bat box is hung. The box will be used during the summer and in mild winters for roosting and shelter as well as a maternity box.
The box has been designed in conjunction with wildlife experts and includes two entrances with an integrated barrier, one at the front and one at the bottom. The inside of chamber includes wooden slats in the centre from which the bats can hang and the top has been left empty to allow bats to congregate together. The box is made using sustainable materials and no chemical additives are using during production.
Our unique WoodStone® material offers good thermal insulation and therefore creates a more stable internal temperature and rough surface to ensure bats have enough grip to access the box. In addition to creating optimal conditions within the box, WoodStone® habitats also help protect inhabitants from predators.
Bats need to increase their body temperature before flight so prefer warm roosting spots, which is why many of our bat boxes have a black exterior to absorb heat from the sun.
The bat box has two entrances with an integrated pocket barrier, one at the front and one at the bottom. The inside has a wooden construction where the bats can hang between, and the top of the closet has a free space where the bats can hang together. The wooden construction is removable, ideal for monitoring and cleaning.
The bat box can be placed on both a tree or a façade. Preferably choose a sunny spot but do not place the cabinet under or in artificial light, and avoid placing where the rain can directly access the box.
Preferably hang several boxes together. When placing in bunkers, cellars, attics and stables, place the cabinets as high as possible against the façade or posts, they should be hung at a minimum height of 3 meters.
WoodStone® for life…..
WoodStone® nest boxes are constructed from a mix of concrete and wood fibres (FSC certified). This mix of materials provides:
- Excellent insulating properties which give a more consistent internal temperature – vital for incubation and brood survival
- A durable exterior which makes the boxes resistant to all weather conditions and predators such as squirrels & larger birds
- The breathable material reduces condensation and prevents rotting
- WoodStone® boxes from Vivara Pro are guaranteed for 10 years